Over three hours, UTC students, faculty, staff—basically anyone who was there at the time—were given the chance to pet a host of animals, including goats, rabbits, donkeys, sheep and Highland cows, native to Scotland, and an alpaca, native to South America.
Home away from home: New residential learning communities create ‘a sense of belonging’
The College of Arts and Sciences launched five new residential learning communities (RLCs) in fall 2022. These are living/learning communities made up of students with similar interests or areas of study. The goal is to speed up the process of forging a community while away at college.
UTC lecturer committed to ‘demystifying’ the language of chemistry
After a 26-year career at the DuPont chemical company, Becca Stimson is now in her second decade as a non-tenure-track faculty member at UTC, serving as an associate lecturer of chemistry and the general chemistry laboratory director.
Welcome back: New year, new semester
Students returning to UTC for the spring 2023 semester were treated to a series of Winter Welcome Week activities.
If at first you succeed: UTC chemistry professor lands research grant on initial attempt
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ben Stein was awarded a $322,375 grant from the NIH for the project entitled, “Characterization of non-canonical regulatory pathways in the Caulobacter NtrYX signaling system.” The NIH Research Enhancement Award, known as an R15, is only the second received by a UTC faculty member in recent years.
Observatory spruces up after reopening this fall
At 84 years old, the Clarence T. Jones Observatory in Brainerd is getting a bit of nip-and-tuck. Signs have been replaced with the same lettering as signs on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, which owns and operates the observatory and its space-piercing telescope—once the largest in the Southeast.
UTC grad wins ‘Supermarket Stakeout’ on Food Network
Janel Fields, a biochemistry graduate from UTC, won a Food Network cooking show.
For 20 years, Gretchen Potts has been building relationships across campus
Gretchen Potts, UC Foundation Professor of Chemistry and the department head for Biology, Geology and Environmental Science, is celebrating her 20th anniversary at UTC.
Peas in a Pod camp makes science delicious
In groups of four to six, campers ingest scientific info in 30-minute bites.
6,000 birds later: UTC professor studies science on the wing
Professor David Aborn started his bird banding project in 2003.